Why Myotherapy?

So why Myotherapy? Although Myotherapy originally evolved out of the massage industry it has developed into it’s own industry with a far greater scope of practice.

Sore Muscles? Aches and pains giving you the you know what’s? Feel like you really need a good massage? Or maybe you just desperately need a massage and came across this page instead – don’t go anywhere we can help!


Myotherapy Treatment at Muscle and Move Myotherapy (formerly, The Musculoskeletal Co.)

Myotherapy and massage are two distinct professions, with different aims and objectives, different health fund rebates, and very different educational pathways.  In common with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, myotherapist’s may use massage in their treatments, when warranted, but they also call upon a wide range of other evidence-based treatment approaches which may include; manual therapy, dry needling, thermo and electro-therapeutic techniques, exercise prescription and education about pain management, load management, activity modification and/or lifestyle modification.

In common with the aforementioned allied health professions, myotherapy has it’s own separate qualifications, specifically the BHSc (Clinical Myotherapy) – (Which Matt holds), BHSc (Myotherapy) and AdvDip (Myotherapy), which qualify practitioners to undertake evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions.


A bit more information below

1./ Why would you consult a Myotherapist?

You would consult a Myotherapist if you’re suffering with general or physical activity related soreness, acute or chronic pain or movement problems and stiffness. Myotherapist’s work in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy.


2./ What makes a Myotherapist different from other health practitioners?

Perhaps we need to consider not ‘what makes a Myotherapist and Myotherapy different’ but how a myotherapist can work with other health professionals who all have common goals to improve pain and restore function and address lifestyle factors in order to get patients back to work and play. Many of the modalities used in order to achieve these goals span across all of these professions; hands-on manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, addressing family and work stresses and patient education.


3./ What is a Myotherapist’s specialty compared to other health practitioners? 

Myotherapist’s often are highly regarded for their extensive knowledge in the treatment and recovery from musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Read on here… for more – including specific techniques employed by myotherapist’s and specific conditions that myotherapy can be used to treat.